Boat Tours & water sports in Carlsbad

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Boat Tours & Water Sports in Carlsbad

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  • Liz S
    Juneau, AK10 contributions
    A friend really wanted to go surfing again after many decades not surfing, and asked me to join. I was excited but it wasn't something I would have done on my own. I ended up having an absolute blast!! Justin was our instructor and he was amazing. He really pushed me to try and try and I was able to stand up a number of times on my first day. The conditions were perfect - it is a great location for a beginner. I super duper highly recommend the company and trying surfing in general!
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Shanna O
    Oceanside, CA1 contribution
    The staff was really nice and quick to help us out! The swan was super fun, we had a great time and would definitely go back.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Lynn AJ
    Oceanside, CA6 contributions
    My first time on a SUP. I've been wanting to do it for a couple years. In fact, over a year ago, i was so committed that I actually bought a brand new SUP and it sat waiting for me to finally make good on my promise to myself to RIDE!
    I moved to a new area and was lucky enough to find Blue Paddle SUP. Had my first lesson yesterday, did great, and had fun. Also, got a great workout. If it hadn't been for Maggie's great follow through and attention to detail, I don't think my experience would have been the same. I'll be back! And I'm bringing friends and family too!
    Written 18 September 2019
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  • Planner4life
    73 contributions
    Great tour, with very informative and interesting. Our tour guide had a degree in marine biology, and was very enthusiastic and able to answer any question! Lots of oysters after great instruction in shucking. Highly recommend.
    Written 13 April 2022
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  • Jade L
    Carlsbad, CA3 contributions
    My family and I love this place! The wave runners are a really fun way to spend a hot day on the water. My 16 year old loved being able to go on alone and my 13 year old enjoyed being able to drive with me behind... A little intimidating but so much fun. They even allowed us to bring a cooler and drinks on the beach. Overall my family and I enjoyed our day at the Carlsbad lagoon like we always do.
    Written 10 March 2019
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  • Nikeathena
    Dallas, TX25 contributions
    Matt and Chris gave great individualized instruction for the whole family. Very responsive by email and phone. Fun and valuable experience.
    Written 14 July 2016
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  • DanonymousDude
    San Diego, CA62 contributions
    Rented paddle boards on father's day. Great experience all around. The helpful staff, simple computerized waiver form (mandatory to fill out), easy grab & go style paddle board instructions and fast drop off. Everything was smooth as butter.
    Written 9 July 2018
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  • jcarringtonhall
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma61 contributions
    Tom is a wonderful teacher. He also provides the best equipment for learning stand up paddle boarding, which is a great plus. With the great boards and his detailed instruction, your confidence will quickly build. This was my second time to try it, and this was definitely the I better experience that I was looking for. Tom really works to teach techniques instead of just getting you out on the water with a board. You will appreciate that when you go to rent a board and try it on your own. And, if you have a sunny day, his dogs will join you on his board for the lesson!
    Written 3 August 2013
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  • samatye
    Santa Cruz, CA5 contributions
    Michael has an unheard of cancellation policy. He requires you cancel over A MONTH out, to get your money back. Also, if you cancel, or if HE cancels, he will NOT ISSUE A REFUND. He issues a "credit" towards future charters. Even if he cancels on you. I have never heard of such a policy.

    Not only is his business's cancellation policy absurd, but I have heard from three different sources that he is very disrespectful with the sharks. He feeds them, then grabs them. He manhandles and abuses them. These are WILD, fast and voracious sharks. They demand respect. He was asked to get out of the water on another company's boat, due to harassing sharks.

    Not who I want to spend my money on. Go with the other guys, they are kind, and caring ocean ambassadors and know what to do in an emergency. Also, they will give you a refund if they cancel on you, due to weather. Ugh.
    Written 17 June 2015
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